The term “innovation” seems like it has found its way into everybody’s dictionaries. Recruiters seem to use this term the most when they say they are looking to build a workforce that has the “innovative spirit”.
But what is exactly the innovative spirit?
The Common Concept of Innovation:
For most people the term “innovation” means something new, something different. To do something innovative would mean to come up with something which is one of a kind. This concept of innovation is absolutely 100% correct.
It only starts to go a little towards the downhill slope when people assume that to “do something different” they will have to rely on technology only. This is on partly correct. While there is no denying that technology can help you immensely in carrying your innovative spirit forward, it is not entirely true.
In a way, the only actual thing you need to have in order to be innovative and set your mark is: ideas.
And here’s the really cool thing about ideas: you neither need technology for them, nor money! Literally anything under the sun from the external environment and sometimes, even internal, can inspire you. That inspiration is what is going to lead you to think of an innovative idea.
Irrespective of how clichéd this sounds, ideas truly can change the world. This is because of the innovative quality in them. You can look at any great invention and understand exactly how a truly innovative thing can change the entire game. Before we had airplanes, nobody could even fathom flying in the sky, yet here we are today being in one place today, and in the second one a few hours later.
And if you think that you have to come up with something extraordinarily special to revolutionize things around you, then you are mistaken again! Sometimes, innovative ideas can actually be so simple that they leave people wondering why it had not occurred to them!
Experts recommend focusing on what’s really bothering you in the moment and taking things from there. Focusing on what is that one thing you wish to change can help you get your thoughts together. Once you have identified some sort of a ground to build on, metaphorically a lane that you want to drive your innovative car in, anything and anybody around you and your environment can work as a source of inspiration.
Getting an innovative idea is the easy part. The difficult part is turning that innovative idea into a great reality. For this, you might definitely have to resort to technology, but do you need it to come up with an innovative idea in the first place? Definitely not!They say that ideas are abundant, but the drive isn’t. Meaning to say that you might come up with an innovative idea a little too often, but the willingness to see it through is where most people fall short. At the end of the day, what you actually do with and about your innovative idea is what matters.